Colorful Home Tour | Summer 2020 | Jewel Marlowe
We are living the simple life here this summer, but find joy in our colorful home chocked full of a flock of kids. That’s a good thing too because we are seeing a LOT of both the kids and the house these days…maybe you can relate. 😜. The family continues to be kind enough to put up with my constant changes. With every new project completed, our house feels more and more like a home.
Colorful Home Tour
Today’s colorful home tour, It’s a Colorful Life | Snapshot of Summer was conceived by my friend Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles. If you haven’t seen her new master bathroom then you definitely need to go check it out when you wrap up here. Don’t forget to click the links at the bottom to see her tour and the lovely homes of all of the other participants in today’s hop.
We’ve been busy since the Spring Colorful Home Tour. Since then, we have finished an office, a closet, a bathroom, a sunroom, and most recently a dining room refresh. The house still isn’t finished and I continue to have big plans for the future.
If you like our colorful home, please feel free to “Pin” for later.
Colorful Home | Dining Room
Note: The products featured in the colorful home | Spring Home Tour were originally sponsored. I appreciate the support of the sponsors, and together we are teaming up to bring you unique design ideas. Opinions are always 100% my own. Click the links to see the sources.
Saturday I wrapped up a few refreshes for the dining room. Interestingly, I have enjoyed the challenge of learning to work with a color that I am not naturally attracted to; the bold shade of orange. It feels fresh and daring. Will it be a permanent addition to our color scheme, or something that changes out seasonally? I’m honestly not sure yet. I want to live with it for a while before deciding. Until then, it’s been a fun give it a test drive.
Skirted buffets rank high in my book, so I was thrilled when I came up with the design concept to sew a fun/statement-making cover for our dining room credenza. I used Fabricut fabric and fab Verymore Marmalade Chunky Tassel Fringe Trim by the yard from SmithHonig.
For the tablescape I used fruit and florals that I already had in our home and garden. I love the idea of using fresh fruit to create colorful decor.
I used SmithHonig Shibori fabric to create napkins for this special table. The contrast between the lacey Shibori fabric and the bright orange banding is impactful. Plus, the napkin and Jute Tassel Napkin Ring tie together the wallpaper, fruit, natural elements, and skirted buffet.
Living and dining room | More images and COMPLETE LIST OF SOURCES
Colorful Home | Lounge Area
Because this room connects to the dining room I wanted to add small does of orange in here as well. To achieve this I added the Willa Heart pillow from Curated Home Decor and an old piece of art that I had stored in my basement.
Warm undertoned wood play well with the addition of orange in the over all color scheme.
Colorful Home | Kitchen
We are still so happy with the kitchen changes last fall. We feel so blessed to get to prepare meals in this lovely space.
Click HERE for kitchen sources.
Colorful Home Tour | Living Room
In the early days of COVID-19 the kids and I planted hundreds of seeds in my favorite pot. I didn’t hold out much hope that they would amount to much, but to my surprise, the seeds bloomed into a lovely coffee table piece.
Colorful Home Tour | Entryway
I added a touch of orange to the entryway as well. These changes are temporary and could be easily removed, but I find joy in mixing it all up.
Need a complete list of sources to our Entryway? CLICK HERE
We wallpapered this hall closet this spring in SmithHonig Ravenswood Dream (Watercolor Foliage).
Colorful Home | Office
We refer to this space as “my husband’s office” but I spend far more time in here than he does.
Colorful Home | Half Bathroom
My favorite room per square inch is this tiny half bath.
We completed this space last summer as part of the Bathroom Primp and Pamper blog hop.
It is still such a treat to walk into our master bedroom. I have a complete list of sources and a DIY headboard tutorial.
For now I have added this cabinet painted in Charlotte’s Lock, by Farrow and Ball.
Colorful Home | Bathroom
This recent bathroom makeover definelty fits the theme of the “colorful home” blog hop. It was the major effort of our quarentine days, and I love the uniqueness of this small space.
Colorful Home | Girl’s Bedroom
We have shuffled some kids around to different rooms, and right now the littlest one has scored the space with the best natural lighting.
The DIY headboard was completed in one weekend, and it adds so much personality to the space.
Do you want a complete list of sources and pictures with a cute Dalmatian print duvet and palm sheets? CLICK HERE for the full reveal.
Since COVID our oldest two girls have shared this space. They have found comfort in being together.
BTW- If you need it, here is a complete upholstered bunk bed tutorial. I think there is one step in there that would really surprise you.
Also, HERE is the complete source list for this space!
Teenager Basement Bedroom
This room has proven to be a get away for our oldest child. She enjoys sneeking down here when she wants a little time alone.
Need a complete list of guest bed sources? CLICK HERE and HERE.
I still can’t believe that our basement is on page 10 of this month’s HGTV Magazine.
You can find complete sources in the first reveal and second reveal.
We personalized the space by adding a gallery wall at the end of the hall. I wrote a full tutorial on how to get the look.
It didn’t take more than a few changes to completely change this sunroom. I am thrilled with how the canopy turned out.
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Thanks so much for joining me on this tour. I am grateful to have a home, health, and time with my family. My heart goes out to anyone who is struggling at this time. Good luck and stay safe my friends.
Now, go check out the other talented bloggers on this tour. I’m always blown away by the talent and ideas of others. Next up is Ola from J’adore le Decor. I can’t wait to see what she has come up with.
Lovely home tour as always Jewel. Loving the unexpected pops of orange too.
Your home is very inviting and a happy place to live.
Thanks so much Ola!
Thank you! I appreciate it!
That skirted buffet is fabulous, Jewel! And I love the new pops of orange around your home.
Thanks so much Kate!
Jewel, your home is so unique and yes, colorful! I love how you have injected your personality into each and every space. Your kitchen is a standout and I had not seen your upholstered bunk beds! Wow, that’s amazing! I love so many of your projects and you have really changed your house so much.
Thanks so much Rhoda! Love your lovely home too.
Your house is way too gorgeous Jewel! And that dining room wallpaper is the prettiest.
Jewel, your eye for color and color combinations is amazing!
Thanks so much Libby!
Thanks so much Ashley!
Wow! Your home is just amazing! I LOVE every single detail and your barstools are so fabulous! I pinned a bunch of your images to share on Pinterest 🙂
Loving the pops of orange, especially that skirted console with the trim! Thanks for hosting! – Katherine
Thanks so much Jennifer!
Man, I love a good skirted console! Wish I had a spot for something similar! And I love the mirror switch up in the Entry. Your whole home gives me warm fuzzies! 🙂
Thanks so much Jennifer!